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Tyson Cottrill is a journalist and producer based in Newcastle, with 10 years television news experience. Tyson first began work with NBN in 2007, before being employed as a journalist at Channel Nine in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Born and raised in Newcastle, Tyson has a Bachelor of Communications from Charles Sturt University.

MAN CHARGED OVER UNIVERSITY CARJACKING

A man will face court tomorrow charged over a carjacking at the University of Newcastle last month. The 26-year-old was arrested at a home at Woodberry this morning. He’s accused of threatening a 19-year-old male with a gun, then stealing his car from a university carpark. The man has been refused bail and is due to appear in Maitland Local Court tomorrow.

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HUNTER BEACHES CLOSED AFTER SHARK SIGHTING

Swimmers were forced from the water at a number of Newcastle beaches this afternoon, due to a suspected shark sighting. Merewether, Dixon Park and Bar Beach were closed for an hour as a precaution. Beachgoers were allowed back in the surf after lifesavers performed a number of patrols, giving the all-clear at around three o’clock.

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